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We do not forgo Quality Control in our V-Scoring PCB in order to best serve you.

  • We are an ISO 14001:2015 organization
  • Adapt PCB layer stack-up counts to your needs
  • Standard V-scoring boards can endure regular use
  • Rogers and advanced-material boards that can withstand challenging operating conditions

We take pride in the meticulous way in which we fabricate our PCBs. Give us a call now!

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Orderly V-Scoring PCB Production

V-Scoring PCBs simply maximize your business. Fast and cheap, they are well-known in the PCB industry.

For clients that need this kind of PCB, we are aware that precise control in production is essential.

As you read through the contents of this page, you get to discover more about V-Scoring PCB products.

There is information regarding PCB kinds that you might need or want in the future as well.

Once you’ve used PCBTok, there won’t be another PCB supplier you can turn to for all of your V-scoring PCB needs.

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V-Scoring PCB By Feature

HDI V-Scoring PCB

V-Scoring HDI PCBs can be categorized as Rogers PCBs or Arlon PCBs. But other individual customers utilize FR4 versions.

LED Lighting V-Scoring PCB

The fact: LED Lighting V-Scoring PCB is a widely used product, so, it is panelized. For you, we can create LED PCBs as full quick-turn runs.

high Frequency V-Scoring PCB

We give High Frequency V-Scoring PCB priority because a lot of gadgets need to operate between 500MHz and 2GHz.

High Power V-Scoring PCB

High Power V-Scoring PCB is also given emphasis since it is essential for electrical components used in 5G, 6G, and fiber optic systems.

High Speed V-Scoring PCB

Basically, you need these to run a business—High Speed V-Scoring PCB. Due to the fact that numerous IC functions depend on it, it is essential in semiconductors.

Small Size V-Scoring PCB

Our Small Size V-Scoring PCB’s completely surface-treated copper layer gives it a higher life expectancy despite its small size. So, it is a dependable one.

V-Scoring PCB By Layers (6)

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V-Scoring PCB Benefits

24h Online Support
24h Online Support

PCBTok can offer 24h online support for you. When you have any PCB-related questions, please feel free to get in touch.

Production Efficiency
Production Efficiency

PCBTok can build your PCB prototypes quickly. We also provide 24 hour production for quick-turn PCBs at our facility.

Fast Delivery
Fast Delivery

We often ship goods by international forwarders such as UPS, DHL, and FedEx. If they are urgent, we use priority express service.

Quality Assurance
Quality Assurance

PCBTok has passed ISO9001 and 14001, and also has USA and Canada UL certifications. We strictly follow IPC class 2 or class 3 standards for our products.

We Produce the Best V-Scoring PCB

This kind of goods is perfect for companies that need a huge volume of PCBs slated for consumer devices.

Our efficient quality management system helps us reduce workplace risks.

Every time we create a V-Scoring PCB, a Multilayer PCB, or an OEM PCB for you, we promise that the final product will be safe.

Our industrial personnel at the Shenzhen plant receive ongoing training in material handling. From the beginning, they are c world-class.

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Turnkey V-Scoring PCB Manufacturing Experts

Turnkey V-Scoring PCB Manufacturing Experts

As a well-known international brand, PCBTok will be happy to demonstrate the production of our Panelized or V-cut/Jump-cut PCBs.

If you make arrangements, you are welcome to tour our factory.

We don’t have anything to hide, and our facilities plus equipment are flawless.

Excellent PCBs are what we make, what we are known for.

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Safe & High-Class V-Scoring PCB

What do we mean when we say that a V-Scoring PCB is safe and superior?

It implies that you can look into our reputation.

At PCBTok, we have experience in this industry and are accustomed to providing Certificates of Conformity and CAM reports in addition to our V-Scoring PCB provider.

PCBA services, Box Build Assembly, Quick-turn, Prototyping—we do it all.

PCB design engineers are available to finish the whole package.

Don’t dismiss our competence. We’re simply the best in V-Scoring PCB.

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Giving You the Competitive Edge

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With this product, which is yet another targeted offering from PCBTok, we continue to provide you our undivided attention.

  • Original raw materials used, no fakes
  • Ready-set-go! PCB is prepared for a quick order in 24 hours.
  • Only certified PCB substrate materials are used by us.
  • environmental safety in production

Late deliveries? We don’t do it, so don’t worry about delays.

With V-Scoring PCB fabrication, we have your back at all times!

V-Scoring PCB Fabrication

Multiple V-Cut Processing Inspections

V-Scoring PCB makes it easy to manufacture components on short notice.

Actually, it is a good option if you’re searching for a quick approach to start your device production.

Your success is within easy reach with a product from PCBTok.

Even if you need it fast, your PCBs go through thorough PCB inspections

Whether this is a large order, your first order, or a very small order, we treat you like a king.

Call now and see the PCBTok difference!

PCB Equipment for V-Scoring

We have strict specifications for V-Scoring PCB machines.

We dislike something if it isn’t the perfect one in the industry.

We utilize the best V-Scoring PCB separator machine when we slash out the V-cut. We ensure the top and bottom edges of the PCB are done right.

We have the most recent Groove Cutter Separator Machine and a complete Depaneling PCB system. These are just two examples; we have a whole lot of other updated equipment.

We are the preferred producer for V-Scoring PCBs due to our unwavering processing quality checks.

 

OEM & ODM PCB V-Scoring PCB Applications

V-Scoring PCB for Commercial Usages

For a number of reasons, V-Scoring PCB is used in commercial or heavy industry applications. The factory production industry is its biggest user.

V-Scoring PCB for Home Appliances

Single-Sided or Double-Sided PCB products are frequently use V-Scoring PCB technique. It’s designed for the domestic and overseas target market.

V-Scoring PCB for Office Equipment

When creating this V-Scoring PCB for Office Equipment, we are extremely meticulous. Spending money on inexpensive PCBs is pointless because we are aware that they are being viewed as an economical solution.

V-Scoring PCB for Medical Devices

Surgical instrument manufacturers frequently use multilayer HDI PCBs. Some people have surgical lighting equipment. Minor medical uses like digital thermometer are also available.

V-Scoring PCB for Telecom & Mobile

With high-speed wireless connections, V-Scoring PCB is helpful. Particularly when these are High-Frequency PCB varieties, they are quicker. Antenna PCB, router PCB, and others are available.

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V-Scoring PCBs have been produced by PCBTok since 2008.

We are a recognized global brand.

V-Scoring PCB & Production Details As Following Up

NO Item Technical Specification
Standard Advanced
1 Layer Count 1-20 layers 22-40 layer
2 Base Material KB、Shengyi、ShengyiSF305、FR408、FR408HR、IS410、FR406、GETEK、370HR、IT180A、Rogers4350、Rogers400、PTFE Laminates(Rogers series、Taconic series、Arlon series、Nelco series)、Rogers/Taconic/Arlon/Nelco laminate with FR-4 material(including partial Ro4350B hybrid laminating with FR-4)
3 PCB Type Rigid PCB/FPC/Flex-Rigid Backplane、HDI、High multi-layer blind&buried PCB、Embedded Capacitance、Embedded resistance board 、Heavy copper power PCB、Backdrill.
4 Lamination type Blind&buried via type Mechanical blind&burried vias with less than 3 times laminating Mechanical blind&burried vias with less than 2 times laminating
HDI PCB 1+n+1,1+1+n+1+1,2+n+2,3+n+3(n buried vias≤0.3mm),Laser blind via can be filling plating 1+n+1,1+1+n+1+1,2+n+2,3+n+3(n buried vias≤0.3mm),Laser blind via can be filling plating
5 Finished Board Thickness 0.2-3.2mm 3.4-7mm
6 Minimum Core Thickness 0.15mm(6mil) 0.1mm(4mil)
7 Copper Thickness Min. 1/2 OZ, Max. 4 OZ Min. 1/3 OZ, Max. 10 OZ
8 PTH Wall 20um(0.8mil) 25um(1mil)
9 Maximum Board Size 500*600mm(19”*23”) 1100*500mm(43”*19”)
10 Hole Min laser drilling size 4mil 4mil
Max laser drilling size 6mil 6mil
Max aspect ratio for Hole plate 10:1(hole diameter>8mil) 20:1
Max aspect ratio for laser via filling plating 0.9:1(Depth included copper thickness) 1:1(Depth included copper thickness)
Max aspect ratio for mechanical depth-
control drilling board(Blind hole drilling depth/blind hole size)
0.8:1(drilling tool size≥10mil) 1.3:1(drilling tool size≤8mil),1.15:1(drilling tool size≥10mil)
Min. depth of Mechanical depth-control(back drill) 8mil 8mil
Min gap between hole wall and
conductor (None blind and buried via PCB)
7mil(≤8L),9mil(10-14L),10mil(>14L) 5.5mil(≤8L),6.5mil(10-14L),7mil(>14L)
Min gap between hole wall conductor (Blind and buried via PCB) 8mil(1 times laminating),10mil(2 times laminating), 12mil(3 times laminating) 7mil(1 time laminating), 8mil(2 times laminating), 9mil(3 times laminating)
Min gab between hole wall conductor(Laser blind hole buried via PCB) 7mil(1+N+1);8mil(1+1+N+1+1 or 2+N+2) 7mil(1+N+1);8mil(1+1+N+1+1 or 2+N+2)
Min space between laser holes and conductor 6mil 5mil
Min space between hole walls in different net 10mil 10mil
Min space between hole walls in the same net 6mil(thru-hole& laser hole PCB),10mil(Mechanical blind&buried PCB) 6mil(thru-hole& laser hole PCB),10mil(Mechanical blind&buried PCB)
Min space bwteen NPTH hole walls 8mil 8mil
Hole location tolerance ±2mil ±2mil
NPTH tolerance ±2mil ±2mil
Pressfit holes tolerance ±2mil ±2mil
Countersink depth tolerance ±6mil ±6mil
Countersink hole size tolerance ±6mil ±6mil
11 Pad(ring) Min Pad size for laser drillings 10mil(for 4mil laser via),11mil(for 5mil laser via) 10mil(for 4mil laser via),11mil(for 5mil laser via)
Min Pad size for mechanical drillings 16mil(8mil drillings) 16mil(8mil drillings)
Min BGA pad size HASL:10mil, LF HASL:12mil, other surface technics are 10mil(7mil is ok for flash gold) HASL:10mil, LF HASL:12mil, other surface technics are 7mi
Pad size tolerance(BGA) ±1.5mil(pad size≤10mil);±15%(pad size>10mil) ±1.2mil(pad size≤12mil);±10%(pad size≥12mil)
12 Width/Space Internal Layer 1/2OZ:3/3mil 1/2OZ:3/3mil
1OZ: 3/4mil 1OZ: 3/4mil
2OZ: 4/5.5mil 2OZ: 4/5mil
3OZ: 5/8mil 3OZ: 5/8mil
4OZ: 6/11mil 4OZ: 6/11mil
5OZ: 7/14mil 5OZ: 7/13.5mil
6OZ: 8/16mil 6OZ: 8/15mil
7OZ: 9/19mil 7OZ: 9/18mil
8OZ: 10/22mil 8OZ: 10/21mil
9OZ: 11/25mil 9OZ: 11/24mil
10OZ: 12/28mil 10OZ: 12/27mil
External Layer 1/3OZ:3.5/4mil 1/3OZ:3/3mil
1/2OZ:3.9/4.5mil 1/2OZ:3.5/3.5mil
1OZ: 4.8/5mil 1OZ: 4.5/5mil
1.43OZ(positive):4.5/7 1.43OZ(positive):4.5/6
1.43OZ(negative ):5/8 1.43OZ(negative ):5/7
2OZ: 6/8mil 2OZ: 6/7mil
3OZ: 6/12mil 3OZ: 6/10mil
4OZ: 7.5/15mil 4OZ: 7.5/13mil
5OZ: 9/18mil 5OZ: 9/16mil
6OZ: 10/21mil 6OZ: 10/19mil
7OZ: 11/25mil 7OZ: 11/22mil
8OZ: 12/29mil 8OZ: 12/26mil
9OZ: 13/33mil 9OZ: 13/30mil
10OZ: 14/38mil 10OZ: 14/35mil
13 Dimension Tolerance Hole Position 0.08 ( 3 mils)
Conductor Width(W) 20% Deviation of Master
A/W
1mil Deviation of Master
A/W
Outline Dimension 0.15 mm ( 6 mils) 0.10 mm ( 4 mils)
Conductors & Outline
( C – O )
0.15 mm ( 6 mils) 0.13 mm ( 5 mils)
Warp and Twist 0.75% 0.50%
14 Solder Mask Max drilling tool size for via filled with Soldermask (single side) 35.4mil 35.4mil
Soldermask color Green, Black, Blue, Red, White, Yellow,Purple matte/glossy
Silkscreen color White, Black,Blue,Yellow
Max hole size for via filled with Blue glue aluminium 197mil 197mil
Finish hole size for via filled with resin  4-25.4mil  4-25.4mil
Max aspect ratio for via filled with resin board 8:1 12:1
Min width of soldermask bridge Base copper≤0.5 oz、Immersion Tin: 7.5mil(Black), 5.5mil(Other color) , 8mil( on copper area)
Base copper≤0.5 oz、Finish treatment not Immersion Tin : 5.5 mil(Black,extremity 5mil), 4mil(Other
color,extremity 3.5mil) , 8mil( on copper area
Base coppe 1 oz: 4mil(Green), 5mil(Other color) , 5.5mil(Black,extremity 5mil),8mil( on copper area)
Base copper 1.43 oz: 4mil(Green), 5.5mil(Other color) , 6mil(Black), 8mil( on copper area)
Base copper 2 oz-4 oz: 6mil, 8mil( on copper area)
15 Surface Treatment Lead free Flash gold(electroplated gold)、ENIG、Hard gold、Flash gold、HASL Lead free、OSP、ENEPIG、Soft gold、Immersion silver、Immersion Tin、ENIG+OSP,ENIG+Gold finger,Flash gold(electroplated gold)+Gold finger,Immersion silver+Gold finger,Immersion Tin+Gold finge
Leaded Leaded HASL
Aspect ratio 10:1(HASL Lead free、HASL Lead、ENIG、Immersion Tin、Immersion silver、ENEPIG);8:1(OSP)
Max finished size HASL Lead 22″*39″;HASL Lead free 22″*24″;Flash gold 24″*24″;Hard gold 24″*28″;ENIG 21″*27″;Flash gold(electroplated gold) 21″*48″;Immersion Tin 16″*21″;Immersion silver 16″*18″;OSP 24″*40″;
Min finished size HASL Lead 5″*6″;HASL Lead free 10″*10″;Flash gold 12″*16″;Hard gold 3″*3″;Flash gold(electroplated gold) 8″*10″;Immersion Tin 2″*4″;Immersion silver 2″*4″;OSP 2″*2″;
PCB thickness HASL Lead 0.6-4.0mm;HASL Lead free 0.6-4.0mm;Flash gold 1.0-3.2mm;Hard gold 0.1-5.0mm;ENIG 0.2-7.0mm;Flash gold(electroplated gold) 0.15-5.0mm;Immersion Tin 0.4-5.0mm;Immersion silver 0.4-5.0mm;OSP 0.2-6.0mm
Max high to gold finger 1.5inch
Min space between gold fingers 6mil
Min block space to gold fingers 7.5mil
16 V-Cutting Panel Size 500mm X 622 mm  ( max. ) 500mm X 800 mm ( max. )
Board Thickness 0.50 mm (20mil) min. 0.30 mm (12mil) min.
Remain Thickness 1/3 board thickness 0.40 +/-0.10mm( 16+/-4 mil )
Tolerance ±0.13 mm(5mil) ±0.1 mm(4mil)
Groove Width 0.50 mm (20mil) max. 0.38 mm (15mil) max.
Groove to Groove 20 mm (787mil) min. 10 mm (394mil) min.
Groove to Trace 0.45 mm(18mil) min. 0.38 mm(15mil) min.
17 Slot Slot size tol.L≥2W PTH Slot: L:+/-0.13(5mil) W:+/-0.08(3mil) PTH Slot: L:+/-0.10(4mil) W:+/-0.05(2mil)
NPTH slot(mm) L+/-0.10 (4mil) W:+/-0.05(2mil) NPTH slot(mm) L:+/-0.08 (3mil) W:+/-0.05(2mil)
18 Min Spacing from hole edge to hole edge 0.30-1.60 (Hole Diameter) 0.15mm(6mil) 0.10mm(4mil)
1.61-6.50 (Hole Diameter) 0.15mm(6mil) 0.13mm(5mil)
19 Min spacing between hole edge to circuitry pattern PTH hole: 0.20mm(8mil) PTH hole: 0.13mm(5mil)
NPTH hole: 0.18mm(7mil) NPTH hole: 0.10mm(4mil)
20 Image transfer Registration tol Circuit pattern vs.index hole 0.10(4mil) 0.08(3mil)
Circuit pattern vs.2nd drill hole 0.15(6mil) 0.10(4mil)
21 Registration tolerance of front/back image 0.075mm(3mil) 0.05mm(2mil)
22 Multilayers Layer-layer misregistration 4layers: 0.15mm(6mil)max. 4layers: 0.10mm(4mil) max.
6layers: 0.20mm(8mil)max. 6layers: 0.13mm(5mil) max.
8layers: 0.25mm(10mil)max. 8layers: 0.15mm(6mil) max.
Min. Spacing from Hole Edge to Innerlayer Pattern 0.225mm(9mil) 0.15mm(6mil)
Min.Spacing from Outline to Innerlayer Pattern 0.38mm(15mil) 0.225mm(9mil)
Min. board thickness 4layers:0.30mm(12mil) 4layers:0.20mm(8mil)
6layers:0.60mm(24mil) 6layers:0.50mm(20mil)
8layers:1.0mm(40mil) 8layers:0.75mm(30mil)
Board thickness tolerance 4layers:+/-0.13mm(5mil) 4layers:+/-0.10mm(4mil)
6layers:+/-0.15mm(6mil) 6layers:+/-0.13mm(5mil)
8-12 layers:+/-0.20mm (8mil) 8-12 layers:+/-0.15mm (6mil)
23 Insulation Resistance 10KΩ~20MΩ(typical:5MΩ)
24 Conductivity <50Ω(typical:25Ω)
25 Test voltage 250V
26 Impedance control ±5ohm(<50ohm), ±10%(≥50ohm)

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V-scoring PCB: The Completed FAQ Guide

The full V-fraction specification includes a depth and cross-sectional view of the fraction. The “web” is the piece of material left by the V-score. To determine the proper web thickness, divide the entire board size in half, leaving approximately one-third in the middle. The thickness can be adjusted to account for the overall array size and the level of difficulty in separating and removing the board. PCBTok provides guidelines for estimating web thickness.

What Is V-Scoring?

This is the process of separating boards into discrete parts by scoring. By using scoring, individual boards can be separated without undue stress. Making the best use of board space and subassemblies helps to reduce manufacturing costs. Read the following article to learn more about PCB V scoring. Here are some of its benefits. V-scoring costs only 0.15% of the total PCB cost and is an important part of many electronic designs.

There are two types of V-score cutting. The standard V-score divides the board into three parts, with one-third of the width uncut. Manufacturers offer two types of V-score cuts. The standard V-score divides a board into three parts: the top third and the bottom third. The standard V-score method is the most commonly used method and takes up less layout space than standard V-score cuts.

The substrates used in PCB production are critical. These are the main components that make up a PCB. FR4 is the most commonly used material (flame retardant). The mechanical, chemical, and thermal properties of FR4 are excellent. FR4 is cheaper than polyimide but more durable. The Tg of FR4 is between 130 and 250 degrees C. Polyimide is more expensive.

PCB V-Scoring Machine

PCB V-Scoring Machine

Accutest Labs purchased the Quick Silver vertical hot air solder leveling line in 1988 and began testing the board in-house. Accutest Labs made a wise investment and the company’s services expanded rapidly. However, Accu-Score Labs’ initial problems were caused by the limitations of the Swiss V-Scoring machine. Because the manufacturer refused to make the necessary changes to the machine, the company was forced to hire another company to handle the V-Scoring process.

What Are the V-Scoring Parameters?

What are V-Scoring parameters and how do they affect PCBs? If you are considering implementing this type of process, it is critical to understand these parameters and how they affect PCB production. A basic understanding of how the process works are required to ensure high-quality results. Read on to learn more about V scoring and the advantages it offers.

First, you must understand the difference between single-sided and double-sided PCBs. Although they look similar, they have different characteristics. For example, a single-sided PCB has only one conductive layer. The two conductive layers are connected by vias on the double-sided PCB. Multilayer PCBs have three or more conductive layers. Multiple layers can be achieved using flexible PCBs.

When V-scoring PCBs, there are some general rules to follow. The distance between adjacent boards should not exceed one millimeter. The minimum package size of a PCB is 75mm x 75mm and the maximum is 450mm x 1245mm. straight V scoring lines are preferred, but floating lines are also acceptable. If you want to know what the V scoring parameters for the PCB are, read on.

PCB V-Scoring Parameter

PCB V-Scoring Parameter

Make sure you understand the basic facts when choosing V scoring parameters. For example, if your ground wire is a single layer of copper, make sure you specify the correct parameters for each layer. V scoring is usually a good way to separate components, but if it doesn’t work, you can try a different color.

Why Use V-Scoring for PCB Panel?

In short, the V-score is a method of dividing the panel measurements into equal parts. Afterward, the remaining material or web is removed. The web width can be adjusted to fit the overall board size and the board can be removed later as needed. The depth of the score can also be changed. The standard V score is 30 degrees, but many manufacturers offer a V score of 90 degrees. However, this method is more prone to damage and takes up more space in the layout.

This technique is often used for large displays and control panels. On the Gerber viewer, the V-Score line will be bright green. When using V-Scoring, the design must adhere to PCBTok’s Part-to-Board-Edge Spacing specification, which requires sufficient space between each copy. PCBs of any size can be penalized using the V-Score process.

Jump scoring is another option for PCB scoring. In this method, a scriber is used to lift the blade from the surface of the laminate onto a specific area of the array. This method is not applicable to boards close to edge components. Nevertheless, it has the potential to make the assembly process less stressful. This method speeds up the disassembly of assembled PCBs. This method is also cheaper and easier to use than V-notching.

PCB V-Scoring Panel

PCB V-Scoring Panel

While there are several reasons to use V-rating, it is important to note that it can have a negative impact on the PCB structure. To avoid affecting the structural integrity of the PCB, keep the V-slots at least 0.05 inches apart. V-slots can also be enhanced using the jump-scoring technique. Its benefits include cost-effectiveness and portability, as well as the ability to separate parts from the final assembly.

What Are the General Rules for PCB V-Scoring?

If you want to know “What are the general PCB V-scoring rules?” You’ve come to the right place. While V-scoring is helpful, it is not a magic wand. You have to make sure the end result is a perfect fit, which is not possible if you use shortcuts. This is where PCB V scoring comes in.

As a general rule, leave a 0.05-inch gap between the scored V-slot and a regular-sized part. Taller components, such as integrated circuits, must be spaced farther apart. The height of the component also determines how much change in position occurs. Therefore, clean edges are essential to avoid the dreaded “tearing” effect.

V-Scoring Remaing Thickness

V-Scoring Remaing Thickness

The standard method of scoring PCB V-Scoring requires cutting the occupied area of the PCB into three equal parts, one at the top and one at the bottom. The standard score is 30 degrees, but manufacturers may offer a 90-degree score if they feel it is necessary. There are some exceptions to the maximum footprint of 450mm x 1245mm for PCBs.

PCB V-scoring, like any other process, requires a design drawing with specific parameters. In particular, the notch alignment tolerance must be within +80 um. The recess depth must be within the scoring tolerance. The notch should be 90 to 30 degrees, with the top of the score 1 mm from the top of the scored edge. The track must be at least 1 mm from the edge of the indentation to avoid damage during the removal of the plate.

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